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Monday, October 26, 2015

Handwash Like a Pro with Dial

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Happy Monday, blog fans! I had a fairly industrious weekend, and have to say, I'm pretty pleased with myself. Actually that should read I was pretty pleased with myself. When I started putting this post together (a post I've had on my schedule for weeks) it turns out I flubbed the date. Yup. This was supposed to be a Global Handwashing Day post, but that might have happened... oh yeah, last week. Humph. While it's not the official day today, there is an upside- we still have hands and they still need to be washed. Did I blow your mind? What might surprise you though, is that only 5% of people wash their hands long enough to actually be effective (ew.) Don't be part of that group. Read on for and handwash like a pro with a little help from Dial!



Handwashing is an everyday thing. We all do it (I hope...) but as research has shown, most of us don't do it long enough or thoroughly enough to be completely effective. Handwashing is the best way to not only protect yourself from spreading infectious germs, but also protect those around you. Nobody wants a cold (or worse), or having to deal with that one whiny friend who thinks they're dying each time the get sick. We all have one, and most often they're male. Just saying.

Clearly Dial is all about handwashing, as they are kind of experts in the hand soap department. I have three main necessities when it comes to hand soap- it has to smell good, clean well, and not be too drying- and Dial has options that tick all three boxes. They have some super cute seasonal soaps (hello, Santa, reindeer, and Frosty!) along with specific kids scents (like Watery melon) that make washing your hands a bit more fun. They also offer anti-bacterial and moisturizing varieties that make endless washings easier on hands. The Miracle Oil is a must have if you're an extra frequent washer, as it leaves hands feeling great.

Anyway, handwashing doesn't seem like something you need a lesson on, but following these simple steps can take you to the next level of handwashing awesomeness:
  • Remove any hand and arm jewellery you may be wearing and wet your hand with warm water.
  • Add soap and rub your hands together, ensuring you have lathered all surfaces for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wash the front and back of your hands as well as between your fingers and under your nails
  • Rinse your hands well under warm running water.
  • Wipe and dry your hands gently with a paper towel or clean towel.
  • Turn off the tap using the paper towel so that you do not re-contaminate your hands.
  • When using a public bathroom, use the same paper towel to open the door when you leave.

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So, did you learn anything about handwashing, or were you already a pro?